LG Washing Machine Leaking [Issues & Solutions]

Is your LG washing machine leaking? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this detailed guide, we’ll be showing you how to fix this issue. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get right to it….

LG WM3998HBA 4.5 cu.ft. Front Load Washer & Dryer Combo

LG Washing Machine Leaking From Drain Filter — How To Fix

Here’s what to do if water is leaking from the drain filter of your LG washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply in order to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Flip open the filter cover at the lower front of your washing machine.

Step 3. Turn the drain filter counter clockwise to take it out.

Step 4. Inspect the drain filter seal to see if it’s damaged. If it appears to be broken, you’ll need to get a new one.

Step 5. Remove the old seal from the filter and the new one it its place.

Step 6. Put the filter back in place and turn it clockwise to secure.

Step 7. Flip the filter cover back up.

Step 8. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 9. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

LG Washing Machine Leaking From Water Inlet Valve — Solution

Here’s what to do if water is leaking from your LG washing machine water inlet valve…

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve — Front Loaders

Do the following to replace the water inlet valve on your LG front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid electrocution and water leakage.

Step 2. Disconnect the water inlet hose/hoses from the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the two screws at the back of the washing machine holding the top panel.

Step 4. With the screws removed, slide the panel back a bit and lift it off the washing machine.

Step 5. The water inlet valve will be mounted inside the washer on the other side of the water inlet port. Disconnect the solenoid wire connected to the water inlet valve (take note of the positioning of each one).

Step 6. Using a pair of pliers, press the clamps on each hose connected to the valve and slide them out of place (take note of the positioning of each hose).

Step 7. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the two screws next to the water inlet port (these screws hold the valve to the washer).

Step 8. Pull the water inlet valve out of the washing machine.

Step 9. Get your new water inlet valve out of its pack.

Step 10. Mount the new water inlet valve on the wall of your washing machine and secure it by applying the screws beside the water inlet port.

Step 11. Connect each hose to its appropriate port on the new water inlet valve.

Step 12. Slide the clamps back in place to secure the hoses to the water inlet valve.

Step 13. Connect each solenoid wire to its appropriate terminal on the water inlet valve.

Step 14. Put the top panel of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the two screws at the back.

Step 15. Connect the water inlet hose/hoses back to the washing machine.

Step 16. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 17. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve — Top Loaders

Do the following to replace the water inlet valve on your LG top loader washing machine…

Step 1.Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid water leakage or electrocution.

Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the five screws at the back of the washer’s control panel (three at the top and two at the bottom).

Step 3. Take the back panel off the washing machine.

Step 4. Detach the control housing from the washing machine and lay it on top of the lid.

Step 5. Disconnect the water inlet hose/hoses from the water inlet valve.

Step 6. Detach the solenoid wires attached to the water inlet valve (take note of the positioning of each wire).

Step 7. Using a pair of pliers, press the clamps on the hoses connected to the valve and slide them out of place.

Step 8. Disconnect the hoses from the water inlet valve.

Step 9. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the three screws holding the water inlet valve to the washing machine.

Step 10. Pull the water inlet valve out of the washing machine.

Step 11. Get your new water inlet valve out of its pack.

Step 12. Install the new water inlet valve in your washing machine and secure it by applying the three screws.

Step 13. Connect the hoses to the new water inlet valve and slide the clamps in place to secure them.

Step 14. Connect each solenoid wire to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve.

Step 15. Put the control housing back in place on the washer.

Step 16. Connect the water inlet hose/hoses to the new water inlet valve.

Step 17. Put the rear panel of the control housing in place and secure it by applying the three screws.

Step 18. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 19. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

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LG Washing Machine Leaking From Door — Solved

If your LG washing machine is leaking from the door, you’ll need to replace the door seal; here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the two screws at the back of the washing machine securing the top panel.

Step 3. Slide the top panel back a few inches and lift it off the washing machine.

Step 4. Pull out the washer’s detergent drawer and press the blue tab at the center to to fully remove it from the washing machine.

Step 5. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the screws on each side of the detergent drawer housing.

Step 6. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the clips at the back of the user control board.

Step 7. Detach the user control board from the washing machine and lay it on top of the washer’s cabinet frame.

Step 8. Flip open the filter flap at the lower front of the washing machine.

Step 9. Pull out the emergency drain hose and use a Philips screwdriver, to take out the screw beside it.

Step 10. With the screw removed, pull out the lower front panel from the washing machine.

Step 11. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 12. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the retaining band around the door seal and work your way around until the entire band comes off.

Step 13. Push the door seal aside and reach inside the washing machine to detach the door lock connector.

Step 14. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the five screws holding the main front of the washing machine (two at the top and three at the bottom).

Step 15. Lift the main front up and pull it out of the washing machine.

Step 16. Pull off the hose connected to the top of the door seal.

Step 17. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the inner retaining wire on the door seal and work your way around until the entire thing comes off (this will require some effort).

Step 18. Peel the door seal off the washing machine’s inner lip.

Step 19. Get your new door seal out of its pack.

Step 20. Transfer the nozzle on the old door seal to the new one.

Step 21. Put some dish-washing liquid on the groove of the door seal and fit the seal around the lip of the drum (make sure to follow the indicators on the door seal).

Step 22. Fit the inner retaining wire around the door seal (you’ll need to use a flat-blade screwdriver to do this).

Step 23. Connect the hose from the machine to the new door seal.

Step 24. Put the main front of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the five screws (two at the top and three at the bottom).

Step 25. Reach behind the door lock and reconnect the door lock wire connector.

Step 26. Fit the new door seal around the door opening (make sure you don’t damage the seal while doing this).

Step 27. Fit the outer retaining wire around the door seal using a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 28. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 29. Put the lower front panel of your washing machine back in and secure it by applying the screw beside the emergency drain hose.

Step 30. Close the filter flap.

Step 31. Snap the user control pane back in place and secure it by applying the screws beside the detergent drawer housing.

Step 32. Put the detergent drawer back in place.

Step 33. Put the main top of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the two screws at the back.

Step 34. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 35. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

LG Washing Machine Leaking Suds — How To Fix

Here’s what to do if your LG washing machine is leaking suds…

Step 1. Load your clothes into the washing machine.

Step 2. Inspect the detergent you use. It is advised that you only use HE (High Efficiency) detergents in your washing machine. This type of detergent produces significantly less suds than regular detergent.

Step 3. Pour your detergent into the soap dispenser. DO NOT fill the dispenser past the MAX line, as this could lead to the production of excessive suds regardless of the type of detergent being used.

Step 4. Run your wash cycle as desired.

LG Washing Machine Leaking From Soap Dispenser — Solved

Here’s what you need to do if your LG washing machine is leaking from the soap dispenser…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid electrocution and water leakage.

Step 2. Pull out the detergent drawer of your washing machine.

Step 3. Press the blue tab in the middle of the dispenser tray to pull it out completely from the washing machine.

Step 4. Take the dispenser tray to a sink and pull out each compartment in it.

Step 5. Wash off any detergent that may have gathered in the soap drawer.

Step 6. Go back to the washing machine and use a clean cloth to wipe off any detergent that may have accumulated in the detergent drawer housing.

Step 7. Put the detergent drawer back in the washing machine.

Step 8. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 9. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

LG Washing Machine Leaking From Bottom — Solution

Here’s what to do if water is leaking from the bottom of your LG washing machine…

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Drain Pump — Front Loaders

Do the following to replace the drain pump on your LG front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid electrocution or water leakage.

Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the two screws at the back of the washing machine holding the top panel.

Step 3. With the screws removed, slide the panel back a few inches and lift it off the washing machine.

Step 4. Pull out your washer’s detergent drawer and press the blue tab in the middle to take it out of the machine completely.

Step 5. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the two screws beside the detergent drawer housing.

Step 6. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the tabs at the back of the user control panel.

Step 7. Pull the user control panel off the washing machine and lay it on top of the cabinet frame.

Step 8. Flip open the filter housing cover at the lower front of your washing machine.

Step 9. Pull out the emergency drain hose and take out the screw beside it with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 10. Pull the lower front panel off the washing machine.

Step 11. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 12. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the wire retaining band on the door seal and work your way around until the entire band comes off.

Step 13. Push the door seal aside and reach inside the drum to disconnect the door lock’s electrical connector.

Step 14. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the five screws holding the main front of the washing machine (two at the top and three at the bottom).

Step 15. Lift the panel up and pull it out of the washing machine.

Step 16. Take a picture of the drain pump orientation before disconnecting anything.

Step 17. Use your Philips screwdriver to remove the three screws around the drain filter cover.

Step 18. Using a pair of pliers, press the clamps on the hoses attached to the drain pump and slide them out of place.

Step 19. Detach each hose from the drain pump.

Step 20. Disconnect the drain pump’s electrical connector.

Step 21. Pull the drain pump assembly out of the washing machine.

Step 22. Get your new drain pump out of its pack.

Step 23. Install the new drain pump in your washing machine.

Step 24. Connect the electrical connector to the new drain pump.

Step 25. Connect each hose to its appropriate port on the new drain pump.

Step 26. Slide the clamps in place to secure the hoses to the drain pump.

Step 27. Apply the three screws around the drain filter cap.

Step 28. Put the lower front panel of the machine back in place.

Step 29. Secure the lower front panel by applying the screw beside the emergency drain hose.

Step 30. Put the main front of the washing machine back in place.

Step 31. Secure the front of the washer by applying the five screws (two at the top and three at the bottom).

Step 32. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 33. Reach inside the washer’s drum and reconnect the door lock’s wire connector.

Step 34. Fit the door seal back around the door opening.

Step 35. Fit the retaining band around the door seal (you’ll need a flat-blade screwdriver to do this).

Step 36. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 37. Snap the user control panel back in place and secure it by applying the screws beside the detergent drawer housing.

Step 38. Put the detergent drawer back in the washing machine.

Step 39. Put the top panel of the washing machine back in place and secure it by applying the two screws at the back.

Step 40. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 41. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Drain Pump — Top Loaders

Do the following to replace the drain pump on your LG top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid electrocution and water leakage.

Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the screws securing the rear panel of the washing machine.

Step 4. Detach the panel from the washing machine.

Step 5. Press the clamps on the hoses connected to the drain pump and slide them out of place.

Step 6. Disconnect the hoses from the drain pump.

Step 7. Using a 10mm socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the drain pump to the washing machine.

Step 8. Disconnect the electrical connector on the base.

Step 9. Release the wire sleeve from the tabs.

Step 10. Untwist the retaining wire holding the bundle of wires to the frame of the washing machine.

Step 11. To fully release the drain pump assembly, detach the pumps wire connectors from the wire bundle.

Step 12. Pull the drain pump assembly out of the washing machine.

Step 13. Get your new drain pump assembly out of its pack.

Step 14. Install the new drain pump in your washing machine and secure it by applying the 10mm bolts.

Step 15. Connect the wires of the new pump to the bundle of connectors on the panel.

Step 16. Secure the bundle of wires to the frame using the retaining wire.

Step 17. Secure the wire sleeve in the retaining tabs on the base of the washing machine.

Step 18. Connect the main wire connector to the new drain pump.

Step 19. Connect the hoses to the new drain pump assembly and secure them using the clamps.

Step 20. Put the rear panel of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the screws.

Step 21. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 22. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

LG Washing Machine Leaking When Filling — Solution

Do the following if your LG washing machine is leaking when filling…

Step 1.Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Disconnect the water inlet hose from your water supply.

Step 3. Disconnect the water inlet hose from the back of your washing machine.

Step 4. Take the water inlet hose to a tap and try running water through it. Closely inspect the hose for any leakage while the water is running. Shut of the water if you don’t notice any leaks. If you do notice a leak, you’ll need to replace the hose.

Step 5. If you don’t notice any leaks on the hose, inspect the end of the hose that connects to the washer. There should be a rubber ring around the end of the hose. If the ring is damaged or absent, water will leak from the washer when filling. You’ll need to replace the ring to fix this issue.

Step 6. If the changing the ring doesn’t fix the issue, you’ll need to replace your washing machine’s water inlet valve. Here’s how to do this…

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve — Front Loaders

Do the following to replace the water inlet valve on your LG front loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid water leakage or electrocution.

Step 2. Disconnect the water inlet hose/hoses from the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the screws at the back of the washing machine holding the top panel.

Step 4. Slide the panel back a few inches and lift it off the washing machine.

Step 5. The water inlet valve will be mounted inside the washer on the other side of the water inlet port. Detach the solenoid wires connected to the water inlet valve (make sure to take note of the position of each wire).

Step 6. Press the clamps on the hoses connected to the water inlet valve and slide them out of place.

Step 7. Detach each hose from the water inlet valve (take note of the positioning of each one).

Step 8. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the screws beside the water inlet port holding the water inlet valve.

Step 9. Pull the water inlet valve out of the washing machine.

Step 10. Get your new water inlet valve out of its pack.

Step 11. Install the new water inlet valve in your washing machine and secure it by applying the screws at the back of the washer.

Step 12. Connect each hose to its appropriate port on the water inlet valve and secure it by sliding the metal clamps in place.

Step 13. Connect each solenoid wire to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve.

Step 14. Put the top panel of the washing machine back in place and apply the screws at the back to secure it.

Step 15. Connect the water inlet hose/hoses to the washing machine.

Step 16. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 17. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.

How To Replace LG Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve — Top Loaders

Do the following to replace the water inlet valve on your LG top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply to avoid water leakage or electrocution.

Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the five screws holding the back panel of the user control board (three at the top and two at the bottom).

Step 4. Lift the panel off the washing machine.

Step 5. Detach the control housing from the washing machine and lay it on the washer’s lid.

Step 6. Disconnect the water supply hose/hoses from the water inlet valve (some water may spill out).

Step 7. Disconnect the wire’s connected to the water inlet valve (take note of the positioning of each wire).

Step 8. Using a pair of pliers, press and release the retaining clamps on the hoses connected to the water inlet valve.

Step 9. Detach the hoses from the water inlet valve.

Step 10. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the three screws holding the water inlet valve to the washing machine.

Step 11. Pull the water inlet valve out of the washing machine.

Step 12. Get your new water inlet valve out of its pack.

Step 13. Install the new water inlet valve in the washing machine and secure it by applying the three screws.

Step 14. Connect each hose to its appropriate port on the water inlet valve and secure the hoses by sliding the metal clamps in place.

Step 15. Connect each solenoid wire to its appropriate terminal on the new water inlet valve.

Step 16. Connect the water inlet hose/hoses to the new water inlet valve (ensure that the connection is secure).

Step 17. Reposition the control housing on top of the washing machine.

Step 18. Put the rear panel of the washing machine back on and secure it by applying the five screws.

Step 19. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 20. Run a wash cycle to see if the issue has been resolved.